Elton Parish Council

 

Chairman’s Report – Year ending 31st April 2013

 

In compiling this year’s Annual Report, may I give thanks to all who served on the Parish Council during the year.

 

Members of the Parish Council as at 31st April were:-

 

Mr J Burgess              Mr W Doughty

Mr R Donoyou          Mr R Hidderley

Mr I Kirk (Vice Chairman)

Mr M Porter               Mr R Shrive

Mr R Todd                 Mr C Truman

 

And to the Clerk Mrs W Gray

 

During the year, your Parish Council has again dealt with a full agenda of topics, those of main interest being:-

 

  • Planning –  11 planning applications came before the Council.

 

  • Finance – The precept for the year ending 31st March 2013 was £12,000 and a £1000 increase has been requested for the forthcoming year.

 

  • FOI – lots of questions have been asked regarding the Parish Council lawnmower and use thereof.  Answers have been given to no avail as this is still an ongoing issue and is causing additional paperwork and man hours for the clerk.

 

Cllr Truman relinquished his duties as Chairman at the Parish Council meeting in October 2012.  Since that time Cllr Kirk and Cllr Todd have stepped into the hot seat (we look forward to appointing a new Chairman later in the meeting).

 

I would like to close by thanking all my fellow Councillors and

Mr Strowbridge for his efforts on neighbourhood watch.  Also our thanks to Lynda Porter for all her efforts on the Parish Council’s behalf regarding Parish Paths, PCSO Barry Chamberlain our village police officer, our Tree Warden and fellow councillor Richard Donoyou.

 

Thank you for your attendance.  We will be pleased to answer any questions from the floor.

 

 

 

Chairman